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6th June, 2021 (6 Comments)

The UK Government’s new rural-focused Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is said to have faced “significant challenges” due to issues with the stability of its website, which DCMS told ISPs had resulted in temporary site outages and “issues with automated supplier payments and reporting.” But only “some users” were affected.

1st June, 2021 (3 Comments)

UK ISP SWS Broadband (Secure Web Services), which since 2015 has largely focused on building Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network across rural communities in Shropshire and bordering parts of Wales, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve started to deploy a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

1st June, 2021 (9 Comments)

Homes in Abergavenny, Rhoose, Llantwit Major and Haverfordwest will be some of the first to benefit from UK ISP Spectrum Internet‘s £200m project to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in South Wales, which aims to cover 150,000 premises by late 2025. The provider has also rebranded itself to Ogi.

28th May, 2021 (101 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that, as a result of the BT Group raising their rollout target for 1Gbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology, they now expect to reach 6.2 million UK premises across rural villages and market towns (up from the previous target of 3.2m) by December 2026.

25th May, 2021 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Country Connect, which started life back in 2016 by offering a Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network to remote rural communities in South Wales, has over the past few months begun building out their own gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and is about to start connecting their first customers.

Sheep on a meadow and the Dinas Reservoir, near Ponterwyd Ceredigion, Dyfed, Wales, UK

13th May, 2021 (1 Comment)

The Pembrokeshire County Council’s (PCC) wider Digital Connectivity Programme (DCP) in Wales appears to have identified the next set of six rural communities (Phase 4 or 5) for their programme, which are likely to benefit from the rollout of gigabit-capable full fibre broadband ISP networks.

12th May, 2021 (9 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Spring 2021 update for UK broadband and mobile networks has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has grown to 21% (up from 18% in Sep 2020) and 37% or 10.8 million homes are within reach of a gigabit-capable (1000Mbps) network (up from 27%). But sadly 4G coverage has not improved and there’s no mention of 5G.

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6th May, 2021 (40 Comments)

UK ISP BT has issued their second biannual report into the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband, which reveals they’re building USO connections that cover nearly 5,000 homes and have introduced a new cost sharing system to help communities afford an upgrade.

27th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

Alternative UK network developer Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) has today secured several contracts to deploy Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband networks to cover the rural Pembrokeshire communities of Angle, Tiers Cross and Lawrenny and Marletwy in Wales.

26th April, 2021 (4 Comments)

Anybody living in Wales or Scotland will be aware that both are currently preparing for their 2021 Parliamentary Elections, which are due to take place on 6th May 2021. As such we thought it might be useful to take a quick look at what each of the main parties are promising in terms of broadband and mobile policy.

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8th April, 2021 (21 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has confirmed that a further 35 towns and cities across the United Kingdom have started to go live on their new 5G ultrafast mobile broadband network, which brings the total location count to 160. Some of the biggest additions include York (Yorkshire), Dundee (Scotland) and Swansea (Wales).

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6th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

As part of their £5bn Project Gigabit programme the UK Government will this week (8th April) start a new rural focused £210m gigabit broadband voucher scheme. A quick look at the new Terms and Conditions for this reveals some key changes, such as the inclusion of satellite, a £100k funding cap on project changes and other caveats.

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26th March, 2021 (21 Comments)

The Government’s new £210m UK Gigabit Voucher scheme, which is due to launch on 8th April 2021 and will help to spread 1Gbps capable broadband into some of the most remote rural areas, is facing somewhat of a backlash from communities that may find some or all of their homes being excluded under the new eligibility criteria.

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23rd March, 2021 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has today published a new Digital Strategy for Wales, which among other things sets out how they will use the levers at their disposal to support the public sector, businesses and homes in Wales to receive the broadband and mobile connectivity they need. But at this stage it’s all still a bit vague.

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21st March, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) in Wales has issued an update on their gigabit-capable broadband rollout project for rural areas, which confirms the Phase 2 and Phase 3 deployment areas where Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) and Voneus will be extending their network coverage.

19th March, 2021 (53 Comments)

The UK Government has today revealed new details of how their £5bn gigabit broadband roll-out scheme will work and rebranded it as “Project Gigabit“. As part of that they’ve also confirmed £210m for an extension of their rural Gigabit Voucher scheme and £110m to connect up to 7,000 rural GP surgeries, libraries and schools.

Sheep on a meadow and the Dinas Reservoir, near Ponterwyd Ceredigion, Dyfed, Wales, UK

16th March, 2021 (9 Comments)

The Ceredigion County Council (CCC) in Wales has published a list of rural communities that they say “could soon” gain access to a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP connection after a number of suppliers, backed by government voucher schemes, proposed tentative plans to deploy across them.

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